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Fredonia English Department Internships

The Fredonia English Department provides students with several internship positions in Fenton 277 that give students the opportunity to explore career options, gain professional skills, and develop related work experience. Students can contribute to online and social-media content, help organize literary events, and support alumni outreach.

The English Department co-sponsors the Writers @ Work Alumni Writers-in-Residence Series, which regularly seeks student interns. Based on skills and interests, W @ W interns may explore any of the following: managing social media; writing in multiple professional genres; grant writing; event planning; and networking. They have the opportunity to work with faculty and staff from across campus while developing strong professional skill sets in time management, problem solving, and oral and written communication.

In addition, students can explore the Career Development Office's resources for locating internships worldwide. Recommended options for students taking majors, minors, or concentrations in the English Department can be found below.

As you consider your options, please keep in mind that credit bearing internships are open to any registered student who has completed at least 30 credit hours and has a minimum GPA of 2.0. Students may earn up to 15 hours of internship credit per semester and may count a maximum of 24 hours of internship credit toward the 120 hours required for an undergraduate degree. No more than 6 credit hours earned in any combination of internships and independent studies may be counted towards the major.

Questions regarding English Department internships should be directed to Chairperson KimMarie Cole or to Jennifer Wilkins, Internship Coordinator in the Career Development Office, Gregory Hall.

Campus and Regional Internships

Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua

Love to read? Apply to volunteer at 21 East Bookstore or to tutor.

Deadline: Rolling Basis

US Senate Internship


Pursuing a career in government? Intern with US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to get legislative policy experience.

Deadline: rolling

Technology Incubator


Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.

Internships are available year round.


Selected National Opportunities

HarperCollins Publishers

HarperCollins offers the opportunity to work inside one of the world's largest publishers.

10 week internships are offered throughout the year.

The Kennedy Center


The Kennedy Center offers a broad spectrum of internships in the performing arts.

Internships are available throughout the year.


The Celebrity Cafe offers internships for writing, copy editing, research, social media marketing, graphic design and business management.

Internships are on a rolling basis.

Review the Career Development Office's internships page, download the Learning Contract and the English Department internship contract, and discuss your options with Jennifer Wilkins, Internship Coordinator for the CDO, in Gregory Hall.

If you decide to apply for an internship, contact Chairperson KimMarie Cole.

Before you know it, you'll be on your way to a valuable applied learning experience!

Student Testimonials

Former intern Amandria Guadalupe reflects on her internship at The Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County

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"The Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County Bookstore is the primary site for the Literacy Volunteers tutors, helping adult students improve their lives all throughout the county. The bookstore sells gently used, donated books and uses the profits to benefit the program. Some of the books donated are older and more valuable than the rest, and can be sold online to book collectors or those interested in older books. An intern is needed to navigate the internet to search for and decide the Please add a description of this image.prices of the books, and then post them online for all to see! The intern will also help out at the bookstore, assisting customers, organizing shelves, and learning the importance of the workings of a non-profit organization. The intern must know how to navigate the internet and be able to work independently! An appreciation and respect for all types of books is also a must!"
~Amandria Guadalupe, Fall 2012 LVCC intern


Fredonia English thanks alumnus Randy Cronk for providing twelve of our students with such amazing internship experiences while was in existence!


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